BARRY, UK – Harris Pye says it has completed a $4.3-million refurbishment contact on Seadrill’s West Pegasus ultra-deepwater semisubmersible rig in Curacao.
“At the outset we were to be involved solely with the fitting of four 72-metric ton (79-ton) column blisters on the rig legs to increase the water plane area of the rig and improve its metacentric height,” said Harris Pye’s Group Technical Director Chris David. “Once on board it became obvious there was more work to be undertaken to equip West Pegasus for its five-year contract with Pemex, and our role was greatly extended.”
“Our extended role on board the West Pegasus encompassed the supply of tow bridle tuggers and working platforms; installation of transformers and associated power supplies; modifications to lighting circuits; mudroom stairway installation; new shaker room platform; sea water pipework to RO system; helideck and accommodation walkways; helideck lighting; welding the point ring main; work in the mud treatment room; and installation of miscellaneous lighting and cabling,” said David.
The column blister contract encompassed the supply of a project team; and the design, fabrication and installation of all miscellaneous steelwork to assist in the lifting and fixing of the blisters.
Supplies for the contract included 4,000 m (13.123 ft) of scaffolding; painting repairs; all tools, equipment and consumables including gasses; and a substantial amount of freight. Full documentation on quality control and quality assurance was also included in the contract.
West Pegasus work under way in Curacao.